Friday, October 2, 2009

Hello, October

I'm enjoying this gray, cold October morning over here. It looks like a good day to tackle some projects around the house and clean out some corners. I admit, I'm really liking the cooler weather- I feel like I have a lot more energy and inspiration... exactly what I've been severely lacking since the start of the school year.

But today... today I feel like overhauling my room and the kids rooms, packing away shorts and summer shirts and pulling out the fleece pajamas and cozy sweaters. I feel like lighting my pumpkin spice candle and letting it's aroma fill the kitchen. I'm in the mood to use up some of the apples from my parent's tree and make a hot meal of carmel apple pork chops.

Autumn is a nostalgic time. Crisp breezes that bring me back to cross country meets and football games. Falling leaves to press between pages in a book and make collages with the kids. Hot apple cider steaming from a mug that always reminds me of the first fall my husband and I lived as a married couple. Big sweaters, extra blankets on the beds, and hot breakfasts.

Ah, fall is definitely upon us! And I'm loving it.


Aleena said...

That's how I'm feeling over here today, too! Got an apple crisp on the menu and I got lots done yesterday! ;)

Anonymous said...

well said. And I'd love that caramel apple pork chop recipe. Brita

Megan Lorraine said...

Days like today definetly make it hard to be motivated about spendin eight and a half hours at Target.... I too have been in the purging and organizing mood. Oh well. It'll have to wait.